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These sets are also closed and bounded. 3 to conclude the following. 4 For any n × m matrix A, we have v + = min max X AY T = max min X AY T = v − . Y ∈Sm X ∈Sn X ∈Sn Y ∈Sm The common value is denoted v (A), or val ue (A), and that is the value of the game. In addition, there is at least one saddle point X ∗ ∈ Sn , Y ∗ ∈ Sm so that E (X , Y ∗ ) ≤ E (X ∗ , Y ∗ ) = v (A) ≤ E (X ∗ , Y ), for all X ∈ Sn , Y ∈ Sm . We have already indicated that the proof is a special case for any concave–convex function.
11 Evens and Odds Revisited. In the game of evens or odds, we came up with the game matrix I/II 1 Evens 2 3 1 1 −1 1 Odds 2 −1 1 −1 3 1 −1 1. We calculated that v − = −1 and v + = +1, so this game does not have a saddle point using only pure strategies. But it does have a value and saddle point using mixed strategies. Suppose that v is the value of this game and (X ∗ = (x 1 , x 2 , x 3 ), Y ∗ = (y 1 , y 2 , y 3 )) is a saddle point. 8, these quantities should satisfy E (i, Y ∗ ) = i A Y ∗T = 3j =1 a ij y j ≤ v ≤ E (X ∗ , j ) = X ∗ A j = i = 1, 2, 3, j = 1, 2, 3.
So now we have E (i, Y ∗ ) ≤ E (X ∗ , Y ∗ ) ≤ E (X ∗ , j ) for any row i and column j. 7, we get E (X , Y ∗ ) ≤ E (X ∗ , Y ∗ ) ≤ E (X ∗ , Y ) so that (X ∗ , Y ∗ ) is a saddle point and v (A) = E (X ∗ , Y ∗ ) = w . (d) Let Y 0 ∈ Sm be optimal for player II. Then E (i, Y 0 ) ≤ v (A) ≤ E (X ∗ , j ), for all rows i and columns j , where the first inequality comes from the definition of optimal for player II. Now use part (c) of the theorem to see that X ∗ is optimal for player I. The second part of (d) is similar.
Game Theory: An Introduction (2nd Edition) by E. N. Barron